In honor of StoryCorps founder Dave Isay’s visit to Dayton, we’re re-broadcasting some of our favorite Miami Valley StoryCorps interviews.
Kim Clay lost his job when GM closed its plant in Moraine, OH closed in December of 2008. When Kim and his wife Vanessa visited the StoryCorps booth in 2010, they were struggling with unemployment and the loss of their health insurance. They also attended the Oscars that year. Kim was both subject and cinematographer in the locally-produced documentary, "The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant." Kim and Vanessa live in Dayton.
Since this interview Kim and Vanessa Clay moved to Louisville, Kentucky. Kim works at Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant as an electrician. He is still doing photography.
(Originally broadcast September 29, 2010)